The use of erection enhancing medication and party drugs among men living with HIV in Europe

I. De Ryck, D. Van Laeken, C. Nöstlinger, T. Platteau, R. Colebunders

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Abstract

Studies have shown more erectile dysfunction (ED) in men living with HIV (MLHIV), relative to age matched HIV-negative men. Erection enhancing medication (EEM) is more frequently used by HIV-positive men than in the general male population. Increased sexually transmitted infection has been described in HIV-positive men with ED using EEM. This study investigated the use of EEM and party drugs (methyleendioxymethamfetamine (XTC), gammahydroxybutyrate (GHB) "fluid XTC" and alkyl nitrites "poppers") among MLHIV. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed consecutively to all patients attending 17 European HIV treatment centers. The sample included 1118 HIV-positive men, among whom 74.5% men having sex with men (MSM). The use of EEM was more frequent in MSM than in heterosexual men (odds ratio (OR) 3.33, p
Original languageEnglish
JournalAIDS Care
Volume25
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)1062-1066
Number of pages5
ISSN0954-0121
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Viral diseases
  • HIV
  • AIDS
  • Men
  • Homosexuals
  • Heterosexuals
  • Seropositivity
  • Sexual behavior
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Penis
  • Drugs
  • Risk
  • Disease transmission-sexual
  • Safe sex
  • Europe

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